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Fifty patients underwent a variety of hand operations and were randomized for wound closure either with tissue adhesive (Indermil) or sutures. The two treatment groups had similar demographic characteristics and similar outcomes at the 2 and 6 week postoperative assessments which were performed...
This retrospective study compares two methods used to treat de Quervain’s disease: splintage with oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroid injection. Patients were separated into three groups based on symptom severity: group I-minimal, group II-mild, and group...
Twenty nine patients with 31 trigger digits were treated by percutaneous release under local anaesthesia using an 18 gauge needle. One patient was lost to follow up, and the remainder were examined at a mean follow-up of 14 months. One patient (one thumb) experienced recurrent symptoms, and...
A series of 25 extra-articular transverse fractures of the base of the distal phalanx (Seymour’s fracture) in children, adolescents and adults are presented. Prior to closure of the distal phalangeal epiphysis, the fracture line is usually entirely through the metaphyses, 1 to 2 mm distal to...
We performed an experimental study to evaluate the mechanical properties of polyvinylidene fluoride sutures and to compare their use with that of standard polypropylene sutures for the circumferential, epitendinous suture of a flexor tendon repair. Polyvinylidene fluoride sutures had a smaller...
We report a closed rupture of the second, third and fourth annular pulleys associated with avulsion of the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon in the ring finger of a healthy, 48-year-old patient. It was caused by sudden and violent flexion of the finger and led to a serious impairment of the...
Fifty-three patients with less than 14 day-old, undisplaced fractures of the waist of the scaphoid were randomized to two groups. Twenty-eight patients were treated by immobilisation in a below elbow plaster cast for 10 weeks while 25 were treated by percutaneous insertion of an Acutrak standard...
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